everyday life, Food

Firecracker Cookies

This weekend has been great! Chris and I haven’t had a free weekend at home for quite a while so it’s been wonderful to have some down time and get things done around the house. We were also invited to a great surprise that our friend Kevin planned for Gabby. They moved to Des Moines one year ago so he took her out to dinner and then proposed at one of the first places they went together here! He also told all of their close friends and their families, and everyone met at a bar nearby to surprise her. There were lots of tears and cheers, and Gabby was so surprised. Chris and I are so happy for them and we’re honored they wanted us there to help them celebrate.

Gabby and I at Wellman's
The happy bride-to-be and I at Wellman’s

Firecracker Cookies
I saw this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago and immediately decided that I had to make them. They were super easy and tasty (which is my favorite kind of recipe) 🙂

1 (18.25 oz) box of french vanilla cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C sprinkles*

*The original recipe called for 1/2 C red and 1/2 C blue sprinkles but I couldn’t find those at the store. I ended up splitting by dough in half and using red/blue in one group and pink/orange in the other. (The original recipe can be found here)

Ingredients for firecracker cookies

Pre-heat the over to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and the baking powder. In a small bowl mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to combine. Then stir in the sprinkles. Drop spoonfuls on to a cookie sheet (I used Pam to spray my cookie sheets to make sure they didn’t stick).

firecracker cookie dough on baking sheet

Bake for 10 minutes (8.5-9 for dark pans). Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Let them cool and enjoy 🙂

firecracker cookies


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